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*[http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/order.htm North Carolina Vital Records], Raleigh, order for a fee births since 1913, deaths since 1930, marriages since 1962, and divorces since 1958.<ref>[http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/order.htm Vital Records] in ''NC Dept. of Health and Human Services'' (accessed 13 February 2013).</ref>  
 
*[http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/order.htm North Carolina Vital Records], Raleigh, order for a fee births since 1913, deaths since 1930, marriages since 1962, and divorces since 1958.<ref>[http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/order.htm Vital Records] in ''NC Dept. of Health and Human Services'' (accessed 13 February 2013).</ref>  
*[https://rod.wakegov.com/index.aspx?page=1 Wake County Register of Deeds] births since 1913, marriages since 1770, deaths since 1913, and land entries since 1774.<ref>[http://www.vitalrec.com/nccounties4.html#Wake Wake County Vital Records] in ''vitalrecords.com '' (accessed 13 February 2014), and Alice Eichholz, ed. ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 508. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref><br>  
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*[https://rod.wakegov.com/index.aspx?page=1 Wake County Register of Deeds] births since 1913, marriages since 1770, deaths since 1913, and land entries since 1774.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 508. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}, and [http://www.vitalrec.com/nccounties4.html#Wake Wake County Vital Records] in ''vitalrecords.com '' (accessed 13 February 2014).</ref><br>  
*[http://web.co.wake.nc.us/courts/estates.html Wake County Clerk of Superior Court] probate records since 1770.<ref>Eichholz.</ref>
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*[http://web.co.wake.nc.us/courts/estates.html Wake County Clerk of Superior Court] probate records since 1770.<ref>Eichholz.</ref>  
 
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*[http://www.ncdcr.gov/litandhist/Home.aspx North Carolina Literary and Historical Association], Raleigh, publishes ''NC Historical Review''.<ref>[http://www.ncdcr.gov/litandhist/Home.aspx Home] in ''North Carolina Literary and Historical Association'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
*North Carolina Literary and Historical Association  
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*[http://www.wakehistory.com/ Wake County Historical Society] program archives, newsletter, and photos.<ref>[http://www.wakehistory.com/index.asp Home] in ''Wake County Historical Society'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
*Wake County Historical Society
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*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society], Raleigh, NC Revolutionary War petitions and index, NC Loose Estates Records indexing project, newsletter, and society publications.<ref>[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/menu-resources Resources] in ''North Carolina Genealogical Society'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
*Raleigh City Museum
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncwcgs/index.htm Wake County Genealogical Society] meetings, newsletter, journal, and local genealogy publications.<ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncwcgs/publications.htm Publications] in ''Wake County Genealogical Society'' (14 February 2014).</ref>
*North Carolina Genealogical Society  
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*[http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/orl/Pages/default.aspx Olivia Raney Local History Library], Raleigh, Internet databases, books, maps, photos, and files,<ref>[http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/Research/collections/Pages/orl/murray.aspx Elizabeth Reid Murray Collection] in ''Wake County Public Libraries'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref> and states from which Carolinians emigrated such as Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.<ref name="sla">[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/menu-resources/societies-libraries-archives?sid=57:libraries-archives-museums&amp;amp;amp;site=4 Societies, Libraries, Archives] in ''North Carolina Genealogical Society'' (14 February 2014).</ref>
*Wake County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.nced.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina] criminal and civil court records.<ref>[http://www.nced.uscourts.gov/crsM/Default.aspx Record Request System] in ''U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
*Public Libraries  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:''''' [http://www.chathamnc.org/index.aspx?page=905 Chattam], [http://dconc.gov/index.aspx?page=455 Durham], [http://www.franklincountync.us/services/register-of-deeds Franklin], [http://www.granvillenc.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={065B3E1D-52CB-458F-AEE3-1895B88124A0} Granville], [http://www.harnett.org/deeds/ Harnett], [http://www.johnstonnc.com/rod2/ Johnston], and [http://www.co.nash.nc.us/index.aspx?nid=243 Nash].
*Museums and heritage societies  
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*[[University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries|UNC Chapel Hill Libraries]] have the famed ''Southern Historical Collection '' of plantation records, slavery, Civil War, families, religious communities, Civil Rights, NC books and their biographical index.<ref>[http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/shcabout.html About the Southern Historical Coillection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref> <ref>[http://www2.lib.unc.edu/ncc/genealogy.html Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>
*University Libraries  
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*[http://library.duke.edu/ Duke University Perkins Library], Durham, largest manuscript collection in the South, including newspapers, county records, Bibles, and journals. Also census records from the National Archives.<ref name="DB85" />
*U.S. District Court  
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*[http://moravianarchives.org/ Moravian Church Archives], Winston-Salem, for Moravians in southern states some diaries with name indexes, memoirs, published family histories, and research service for an hourly fee.<ref>[http://moravianarchives.org/ Home] in ''Moravian Archives Winston-Salem'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
 
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*[http://www.ncfhs.org/ North Carolina Friends Historical Society], Greenboro, history of Quakers in North Carolina.<ref>[http://www.ncfhs.org/ Home] in ''North Carolina Friends Historical Society'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
*Moravian Archves Winston-Salem
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*[http://www.phcmontreat.org/library.htm Presbyterian Heritage Center Research Library], Montreat, 35,000 books, Presbyterian church and congregation records, minutes, periodicals, church and mission histories.<ref>[http://www.phcmontreat.org/library.htm Research Library] in ''Presbyterian Heritage Center'' (accessed 14 February 2014).</ref>
*North Carolian Friends Historical Society
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [http://www.georgiaarchives.org/ Georgia], [http://scdah.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx South Carolina], [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ Tennessee], and [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Virginia].
*North Carolina Presbyterian Historical Society
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*[[Chattanooga Public Library Downtown]], Tennessee, has the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on '''''North Carolina''''',<ref name="DB85" /> &nbsp;Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.<ref>[http://catalog.lib.chattanooga.gov/localHist/localHist.html Local History and Genealogy Department] in ''Chattanooga Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>
 
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*[[Knox County Public Library]], Tennessee, has the best index to '''''North Carolina''''' families,<ref name="DB85" /> &nbsp;Internet genealogy databases, 75,000 books, genealogies, ''First Families of Tennessee'', manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos.<ref>[http://www.knoxlib.org/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection] in ''Knox County Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''
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*[[Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown]], California, holds the '''''[http://scgensoc.org/special-collections-tina-brayton-collection/ Tina Brayton Collection]''''' which is equivalent to the ''[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/military/draper/ Draper Collection]'' but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of '''''North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia''''', and '''''West Virginia&nbsp;''''' families.<ref name="DB85" /> <ref>[http://scgensoc.org/special-collections-tina-brayton-collection/ The Tina Brayton Collection] in ''Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County'' (accessed 3 January 2014).</ref>
 
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states (or provinces):'''''
 
  
 
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North Carolina State Archives
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  archives@ncdcr.gov

Address:[1]

109 East Jones Street
(Mail to: 4610 Mail Service Center)
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610

Telephone:[1]  919-807-7310
Fax:  919-733-1354

Search Room hours and holidays:[2]  Sunday-Monday closed; Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 - 5:30; Saturday 9:00 - 2:00. Closed on state holidays.

Map, parking, and public transportation:[2]

Map:  Google map
Parking:  Visitors may park for a fee in one of three state government visitors' parking facilities:
  • Visitor Lot #1 (109 E. Jones Street), accessible from Jones or Edenton Streets.
  • Visitor Lot #3 (120 W. Edenton St), accessible from Salisbury Street.
  • Visitor Lot #2 (329 North Salisbury Street, ground level of Parking Lot 75), accessible from Salisbury and McDowell Streets.
Buses: The R-LINE, a free circulator bus service, is also available to visitors to downtown Raleigh. For more information on bus stops and pick-up times, consult the R-Line website.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Home: State Archives of North Carolina for the public, for government, for educators, visit us, contact, social media, laws and guidelines, get involved, search the catalog, duplication services, records by mail, online catalog, digital collections, types of government records, types of non-government records, Outer Banks History Center, and Western History Center.
  • Manuscript and Archives Reference System online catalog by title, subject, author, or donor.
  • Digital Resources: Genealogical Research alien registration and naturalization, Bible records, genealogy and information literacy playlist on YouTube, genealogy research, and North Carolina family records online.

Collection Description

Collection of country court records so large it has not all been cataloged.[3] The North Carolina State Archives maintains original records of North Carolina governments on the state, district, and county levels. Includes audio visual material, government records, maps, War of 1812, Civil War, World Wars, newspapers, photos, county records, state agency records, veterans records, organization records, private collections, and defunct academic institution records.[4]

Tips

  • You must have ID: Admission to the Search Room is by means of registering at the security desk, providing positive identification. An archives ID card will be issued for use in requesting original materials. Researchers request records by means of completing a call slip that will include the patron's archives ID number. The ID card will be surrendered to the staff while records are being used. The patron shall turn in the ID card at the security desk upon leaving the Search Room.[2]
  • Power sources are limited. Charge your laptop before you come. Wireless is available.[2]

Guides

  • Beth Gilbert Crabtree, Guide to Private Manuscript Collections in the North Carolina State Archives. 3rd rev. ed. (Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division, 1981). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 975.6 A3c. This lists about 12,000 collections with family histories, Bible records, biographical information, state and local records, records of organizations, banks, businesses (over 480 account books), schools, and historical subjects. The guide is well indexed.
  • North Carolina, Division of Archives and History. Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: County Records 11th rev. ed. (Raleigh, North Carolina: Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1997). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 975.6 A3gr 1997.
  • North Carolina, Division of Archives and History.Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives, 12th rev. ed. (Raleigh, North Carolina: Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 2009). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 975.6 A3gc.
  • NC Archives YouTube Channel - Tutorials on how to use the North Carolina State Archives Online Search Catalog called MARS

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the North Carolina State Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • National Archives at Atlanta records of federal agencies and courts for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, Indian records, and military records.[6]

Similar Collections

  • State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh, has Internet genealogy databases; digital: family Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, and cemetery photos; genealogy guides; and county records.[7]

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Division of Archives and Records in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Visit Us in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 85. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Checklist of Records Available for Research into Family History at NARA's Southeast Region in National Archives (accessed 13 February 2014).
  7. Genealogy Research in State Library of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  8. Vital Records in NC Dept. of Health and Human Services (accessed 13 February 2013).
  9. Alice Eichholz, ed. Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 508. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004, and Wake County Vital Records in vitalrecords.com (accessed 13 February 2014).
  10. Eichholz.
  11. Home in North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (accessed 14 February 2014).
  12. Home in Wake County Historical Society (accessed 14 February 2014).
  13. Resources in North Carolina Genealogical Society (accessed 14 February 2014).
  14. Publications in Wake County Genealogical Society (14 February 2014).
  15. Elizabeth Reid Murray Collection in Wake County Public Libraries (accessed 14 February 2014).
  16. Societies, Libraries, Archives in North Carolina Genealogical Society (14 February 2014).
  17. Record Request System in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina (accessed 14 February 2014).
  18. About the Southern Historical Coillection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  19. Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  20. Home in Moravian Archives Winston-Salem (accessed 14 February 2014).
  21. Home in North Carolina Friends Historical Society (accessed 14 February 2014).
  22. Research Library in Presbyterian Heritage Center (accessed 14 February 2014).
  23. Local History and Genealogy Department in Chattanooga Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  24. Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in Knox County Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  25. The Tina Brayton Collection in Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (accessed 3 January 2014).